Felipe Anderson says the continued faith from his West Ham team-mates played a big part in the attacking midfielder’s best performance of the season on Saturday.
Brazil international Anderson arrived at the London Stadium from Lazio this summer in a club-record £42million deal but he had failed to live up to his hefty price tag before the latest round of Premier League fixtures.
The 25-year-old produced a brilliant display on Saturday as the Hammers recorded a 4-2 home victory over struggling Burnley, who have lost their last three league matches and slipped towards the relegation zone.
Anderson, who was one of nine new players signed by Manuel Pellegrini in the summer, scored twice and his all-around dynamic performance has earned him huge plaudits.
The attacking midfielder admits it was difficult settling into English football and he has thanked his team-mates for keeping the faith following his slow start to life in London.
“The Premier League is really hard, really strong and everybody is really strong,” Anderson told the club’s website.
“I had to adapt and my team-mates always told me they had faith in me regardless if I played well or badly, and that has been really important for my adaptation and to be able to show my game.”
West Ham return to action on Saturday when they make the trip to the John Smith’s Stadium to take on struggling Huddersfield Town – who are 1.33 to be relegated this season – and the visitors are 2.30 favourites to win, a draw is priced at 3.25 whilst the hosts are also 3.25 to pick up all three points.